FOXA, DIS And EBAY, 3 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 16,956 as of Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,547 issues advancing vs. 1,406 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), down 5.3%, CBS ( CBS), down 3.5%, Whole Foods Market ( WFM), down 3.4%, Darden Restaurants ( DRI), down 2.7% and Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), down 2.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), up 3.5%, Dollar General ( DG), up 1.1%, Paychex ( PAYX), up 1.1%, Rockwell Automation ( ROK), up 1.1% and Thomson Reuters ( TRI), up 0.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox is down $0.73 (-2.1%) to $34.64 on heavy volume. Thus far, 11.4 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.48-$35.35 after having opened the day at $35.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.37.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $50.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is down $0.56 (-0.7%) to $83.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.2 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.20-$84.08 after having opened the day at $84.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.77.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. Walt Disney has a market cap of $144.7 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is down $0.62 (-1.2%) to $48.98 on average volume. Thus far, 7.1 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.95-$49.75 after having opened the day at $49.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.60.

eBay Inc. provides online platforms, tools, and services to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. eBay has a market cap of $62.9 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are down 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full eBay Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).

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